Nicky Butt has been appointed the new head of the Manchester United academy

Celtic fans should be excited about the prospect of Roy Keane and Nicky Butt taking charge.

The former Scotland defender, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, suggested the former Manchester United pair would be “good cop, bad cop” at Parkhead.

As revealed by Football Insider, Keane has lined up ex-Manchester United teammate Nicky Butt to be his assistant if appointed Neil Lennon’s successor.


It is understood Keane was interviewed by the Hoops last week and is keen to take the job.

Meanwhile, Butt only left his role as head of first-team development Manchester United last week after nine years in various positions at Old Trafford.

Hutton admitted Butt’s experience could prove priceless for the Bhoys.

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He also suggested the 46-year-old would be the perfect foil to Keane’s “fiery” ways.

Hutton told Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge: “Money can’t buy that experience. You have to go through it to earn that experience.

“He’s probably had a great time at Manchester United in the coaching side but it’s probably time he steps out of it to progress his own career in coaching. To me, that looks like a good fit.

“We obviously know Roy Keane can be fiery and things like that. Then you’ve got the likes of Nicky Butt who’s a little bit more calm and calculated. He can do the other side of it.

“Sometimes you need that good cop, bad cop situation, to really thrive and help move forward.


“It would be an interesting combination, I must admit. I think a lot of Celtic fans would be happy to see that because there’s a lot of experience. They’ve won a lot of titles and cups between them.

“It’s probably something that’s got the Celtic fans on the edge of their seat waiting to see if it happens.”

In other news, Scott Brown has been tipped for a return to Celtic after “bizarre” twist.